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New children admitted this month

DELSON

He is 2 1 1/2 years old and weighs 15 pounds.  He came to us through  Bread to the Nations.  His older sister had a severe case of kwashiorkor and died on the way to a hospital a few days before he was admitted.  The family of 4 lives in a 1 room home made of rocks and tin.  They have a piped water source that is about a 10 minute walk from their home.  They do not have running water at their home, or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.   Delson’s papa is a farmer and grows bananas in his fields.  His mama buys in bulk and resells items for a profit.  The family brings in a little over 100US per month as income.   Delson has been sick for several weeks but just started showing signs of kwashiorkor about 4 days before he was admitted.     The parents are not really sure why either on of their children have developed malnutrition and kwashiorkor.   Delson was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

 

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JENICA

She is 24 months old and weighs 18 pounds.  She was referred to us by CHI.  The family of 5 lives in a 1 room home made of dirt, sticks and tin.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  The father works in construction and the mama stays at home with the kids.  She has 3 other living siblings.  The family brings in around 60US per month for the household.  The day she was admitted she has not had anything to eat and the day before has some fried flour balls.  Her mama thinks she is losing weight due to fever.  She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the the medika mamba program.

Jenica

KENLOVE

He is 2 1/2 years old and weighs 20 pounds.  His malnutrition and kwashiorkor is so severe that the swelling caused his legs to split open.  His parents are farmers and grow beans and corn in their gardens.  The family of 6 lives in a 2 room home made of rocks and tin.  They do not have running water in their home, or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.  He has been sick for about 3 weeks now.  His mama is expecting a new baby as well and was unable to make the 5 hour trip to arrive at the clinic.  The day he was admitted he has ate some rice and the day before spaghetti.  He was started on the F-75 Therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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LOVE NAIKA

She is 18 months old and weighs 8 1/2 pounds.  No that is not a typo.  She was referred to us by Bread to the Nations.  She has been following at several places due to a mind heart condition.  She needs to gain some weight so she is going to stay for a few months to see if we can get her to gain.  She comes from a family of 3 children, one that has died of fever.  The family lives in a 2 room home made of block and tin, they do not have running water at their home, or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  Love Naika’s papa works in construction and her mama buys in bulk and resells items for a profit.  She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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NAYLOVESON

He is 19 months old and weighs 15 pounds.  He was refereed to us by CHI.  His mother is 9 months pregnant.  She stopped breastfeeding him when she became pregnant.  She believes that he is sick and malnourished due to him drinking her breast milk when she was pregnant.    The father is not around and she says he has abandoned them.  They live in a 2 room home made of block and tin.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse.  They get their water from a hand pump that is near their home.  The family has an average monthly income of  12US. He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

Naylaneson

ROSE MARIE

She is 25 months old and weighs 15 pounds.  She was referred to us by Bread to the Nations.  When admitted she had been swollen with kwashiorkor for about 1 week.  She is very tiny and weak.  She lives in a 2 room home with her mama and 2 siblings.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse.  They get their water from a piped system not very far from the home.  She has been sick for several months. All of her hair has fallen out and her legs had several little places where the water was leaking out due to them splitting from begin so swollen.  The day she was admitted she has coffee to drink and the day before she has a plate of rice.  It took the family 4 hours to arrive her by local transportation.  He mother believes that she is sick like this due to her not wanting to eat.  They have an average monthly income of 117US.  She was started on the F-75 Therapeutic milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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MENA

She is 2 months old and weighs 7 pounds.  She was sent to us through B-Mevs hospital.  When admitted at their hospital she was very sick and ill and had rat bits on her feet.  The parent were in a program where they were getting help but did not give the baby the needed supplements.  She is going to stay with us for several months and when the mama comes and visit we will work with her to educated her on how to care for the baby.  Mena is doing well so far and is gaining weight.

Mena

SELIMENE

She was at home with her family one evening.  They had just finished up dinner and her getting ready to take baths. Her mama had heated up some water so the baths would not be so cold.  They heard someone passing by the house that was beating drums and got scared.  The kids ran around the house and she fell into the pot of boiling water.  The mama has just delivered a baby a few weeks before but got on a moto and made the 3 hour trip to the clinic arrived late in the night with her.  She will be staying here to get daily dressing changes and medications.

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WADLEY

He is 14 months old and weighs 14 pounds.  His mama went to Port-au-Prince from her home in the mountains when she was 14 years old to attend school.  She got pregnant a few months later.  She returned back to the her home in the mountains to have her baby.  She cared for him there with her mama.  Last month Wadley’s mama got sick with fever.  She died on the way to the hospital.  No one in the family knows who his father is.  Wadley’s grandma came with him and asked if we could keep him for a few months.  His mama’s body was still in the morgue and they needed to get her buried soon. We are not sure how long he wills stay but we will work on getting him healthy and gaining weight. The family lives in a 2 room home made of rock, cement and tin.  They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse. They get their water from a source that is a 1 hour walk from their home.  He was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

Wadley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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